Chris KuehnUnited States
Wonderful guide and excellent tour!! Had so much fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that kind review. It was a pleasure to tour with you both.
Michele RaikenUnited States
Dairine was an absolute delight to spend the day with and she was so knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend her tour to anyone who wants to see the city of Dublin and the countryside with a fantastic stop at a local pub for a Guinness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that kind review and your easy, friendly company on our tour - it was a pleasure to meet you both.
Arles LoveUnited States
Wonderful day exploring Ireland. We had a wonderful guide who was extremely knowledgeable, and listened to our requests-- and delivered. The sheepdog demonstration was a highlight of the entire trip and will be a lasting memory. HIGHLY recommend this guide and this tour, she will go out of her way to deliver what you want and with a smile on her face.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review - it means a lot when I hear that you enjoyed your tour with me. I will pass your compliments on to Michael too - his sheepdog demo was excellent, and there is always something new to be learned about sheepdogs, and sheep!
Nanda VargasUnited States
Dairine is fantastic - as is this tour! She is friendly and superbly knowledgeable, and well prepared for the rain we encountered. She even added in a stop at the Mill at Avoca. The local brewery tour was defiantly a highlight of our trip. Being from Colorado we appreciate a good pint. The Wicklow Mountains are one of our favorite areas in Ireland, and when we return we'd love to plan a hike with Dairine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that lovely review. The combination of lakes, saints and beer covers a lot of interests, and I am delighted you enjoyed our day.
Maura GladysUnited States
Dairine was a wonderfully thoughtful and informative guide, and gave us a truly great day in the Wicklow Mountains! She took our preferences and interests into account and tailored perfectly-paced tour through Powerscourt Gardens, the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. Her knowledge and passion for the area is evident and we truly feel like we have a better understanding and appreciation for all of the wonderful sites and history the mountains possess.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that lovely, kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed the day and it was a pleasure to show you over the places I am so fond of.
Jeffrey LevyUnited States
Dairine was a great guide. We had a large group ranging in age from 19 - 85 and she was able to relate to us all. She was very accommodating to our needs as well. She took us on a guided tour of Powerscourt Gardens, she was very knowledgeable of St Patrick's Cathedral, we found a great authentic Irish Pub for Lunch, and she took us on a Panoramic Tour of Dublin. It was a great day for all and I would highly recommend Dairine for your tour guide needs in and around Dublin. Thank you - Jeff and Lisa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that lovely review. It was a pleasure to tour with your group and I am glad to hear you all enjoyed your day.
James BorzattiUnited States
A wonderful day out seeing the mountains and countryside. The tour was a great variety of things to see and the mountains were simply breathtaking! The brewery tour & tasting was definitely a high point of the tour for me and the food at the brewery was delicious too. We had the opportunity to modify the itinerary and that is always a bonus for me. Anyone visiting Ireland should take a day to experience this tour, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review! I enjoyed your easy company and your obvious enthusiasm for everything. I know the guide in the brewery knew he was in the presence of an expert!!
Hillary Taylor KellerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. I am very disappointed that you did not enjoy your day. We both put a lot of work into the itinerary, and I made many phone calls, and checked out a number of destinations, before settling on our tour. I arranged a private tour of a castle and the owner gave you a very personalized tour, at my request, and I thought you would have loved it. We were very unlucky with the weather too, with heavy rain for most of the day, which made driving tough, and outdoor exploration impossible.
William B.Alamo, CALIFORNIA, United States
Dairine is highly intelligent, very well-informed, personable guide. We learned a lot from her and we enjoyed the whole experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this very kind review. I enjoyed meeting you both and am glad you felt you had a good day in Dublin and Wicklow.
Roger BoxBartlesville, OK, United States
Tour of local farming operations and family was excellent, the gardens and hiking trails very good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to review our day - my family enjoyed meeting you all.
Diane PolizziUnited States
I wish I could give 6 stars, we had an amazing day! Dairine is an incredible guide who combines an obvious love of Ireland and a passion for history. She gave us a day we will never forget. We can't thank her enough, and will most definitely use her again on our next visit to Dublin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, thank you for those lovely comments. It was lovely to spend a day with people who were out to really enjoy themselves and who appreciated our lovely scenery and our interesting history - it was a very nice day for me too!
Monica WischmeyerUnited States
Excellent tour. Dairine is a very knowledgeable guide and was generous with her time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that kind review - much appreciated. It was a pleasure to tour with you all and you gave my brain a good "workout"! Hope the rest of the trip went well for you all.
Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
Dairine is a super guide! We had a brilliant day in Wicklow with her. We covered a variety of sights but never felt rushed! We had four adults in our party and we would all recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that lovely review. It was a very enjoyable day from my point of view too and I enjoyed your lively laid back company. Hope you made some progress with your "ancestor search" in deepest south Wicklow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice rating and for taking the time to review our day - I appreciate it!
C. Donna KnightUnited States
Dairine was a joy to have as our tour guide for the day in Dublin. We visited the Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral, College of Trinity, Book of Kell and then she recommended supper at "The Bank" She was very knowledgeable at each place we visited and the food was amazing at "The Bank". Highly recommend Dairine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for that lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed our day together and had a nice supper in gorgeous surroundings! I hope the rest of your time in Ireland was enjoyable and that the weather was kind to you.
Lynne M.United States
Dairine was flexible, interesting, accommodating and went out of her way to make sure we had an enjoyable day. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynne for that kind, and exceeding prompt, review! It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I am glad you felt you had an enjoyable day. I hope the rest of the holiday goes well.
Excellent tour. Dairine was knowledgable and friendly. We saw an extensive amount in a short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review and your energy, enthusiasm, and friendly attitude. It was lovely to get out early and get a nice walk in Glendalough when it was empty and gorgeous. Hope the flight home was easy and that you are back in your time zone...
Jordan PragerUnited States
At the Dublin airport we were met by the very charming and competent Dairine of Tours by Locals. She whisked us off in her comfortable car. We stopped by a very good lunch place for a toastie and coffee. she was well versed in medieval Irish History. She is also well versed in history and the local politics. She made sure we were comfortable on our walks around the lakes at Glenalough and informed us about St. Kevin and the Monastic life. We learned so much from Dairine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review - glad you enjoyed the day and felt you had made the most of that tough first day, after a long flight! I hope the rest of the trip went well for you.
Donald SullivanUnited States
Dairine was the perfect guide for our visit to the Wicklow area. We have been touring Ireland with another couple and we all agreed that she couldn't have been more gracious, knowledgeable and engaging. Our first visit was to the Powerscourt Estate, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, and, after a few other other stops, we visited Glendalough, a wonderful National Park in the Wicklow Mountains. You just can't go wrong with Dairine. She can tailor a trip for any taste.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that kind review. It was a great day from my point of view as you were all so interested, particularly in our recent interesting (but complicated!) political history. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around our lovely country.
Eugene GriffinUnited States
Dairine knew the area and sites we saw extremely well and her true affection for them as a local added much to our tour. She was flexible and accommodating through the day and we highly recommend a tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review! It was a pleasure to tour with such an interesting and friendly group and discuss such a broad range of topics. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland.
Carol WeissUnited States
Dairine was very knowledgeable. Her car was too small for four adults
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi - thank you for taking the trouble to review our day and I am sorry you felt the car to be too small. It is a fully licensed limousine and deemed by our Department of Transport to be suitable for five adults. As our day turned out to be rather wet, we did more driving than I would normally do on a day tour of Wicklow and I would far rather have broken the day into more "out of car" experiences, and less driving but I had to adapt to the weather.
Bjørn Gunnar SmerudNorway
We are eight Norwegian English teachers who had a fantastic five-hour walking tour in Dublin with Dairine. Her ability to connect the history of the city with culture and politics of today was impressive! Thank you, Dairine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bjorn and everyone else for a great morning. We covered a lot in five hours and I enjoyed your friendly enthusiasm and good conversation. Hope you had a relaxed afternoon... Thanks again. Dairine
Eric WinchockUnited States
The best of Wicklow is a day well spent. Dairine is a treasure! She has a deep knowledge of the history, culture, and horticulture of the Wicklow area. You can tell she is extremely proud of her native land. The Powerscourt Gardens are magnificent, and the Lough Tay was amazing. Fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review and for being great fun to travel with - I had a great day with you all...
Lesley C.Ocala, FL, United States
We had a very nice day with Dairine as our guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, and we certainly had a full day of seeing the sights in Dublin and the surrounds. Our favorite was visiting Powerscourt a beautiful park outside of Dublin. The only negative comment is that rear seat of the car really didn't accommodate 3 people all that well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that review Lesley and glad you enjoyed your day.
Penni ZolaUnited States
What a pleasure to be picked up in Dairine's very comfortable Mercedes! The weather was less than ideal, but it did not stop us from having a wonderful day in Dublin. Dairine is so knowledgeable about her city and the history of Ireland. We saw everything we wanted to visit which included a fascinating tour by her of some of the most important paintings in the National Gallery. I give Dairine 5 plus stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review and I am delighted you both enjoyed your time in Dublin. We managed to make the most of a murky, drizzly day and do a lot with our time and I enjoyed meeting you both.
Fran Sadoff-LeBowUnited States
Dairine was exceptionally well versed, easy to be with and knew all the history. She was also a pro at making sure that all we did was suitable for the 4 of us...all with different physical levels, abilities and interests. She was very professional, easy to converse with and accompanied us to all the locations that we were brought to. She helped to make our day in Wicklow absolutely delightful in addition to informative and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review Fran - I had a great day with the four of you and enjoyed meeting you all. Hope the tour afterwards was a great success for you all.
Linda GreeneUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda - I enjoyed meeting you all this week and appreciate you taking the time to rate our day.
Cathleen SmithUnited States
Dairine was wonderful! We toured Dublin City and Howth, as well as taking a ferry around Ireland's Eye. Dairine is extremely knowledgeable and very enjoyable to be with. She shared so much with us - Irish history and architecture, as well as insight into the social and political issues Ireland is now facing. We had an amazing time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review and for a lovely afternoon for a tour guide too! I hope the rest of your trip went well for you all
Dairine took us on a tour of County Wicklow. We had an excellent time and I would love to come back to do one of her longer hiking tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that lovely review - much appreciated!
Gail MannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gail - enjoyed meeting you both and hope the rest of the trip was a success!